Haematological parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and gene variants HLA-DRB1 * 04 and HLA-DRB1 * 03

  • Biljana Klimenta Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, The Public Institution Health Centre of Sarajevo Canton Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hilada Nefić Genetics and Clinical Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nenad Prodanović Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Fatima Hukić Department of Biochemistry, Clinical University Centre of Tuzla,Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aner Mešić Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo,Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis is a polygenic disease of unknown etiology, occurs worldwide in both developed and underdeveloped countries and involves all races. The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between hematological parameters (DBC and ESR) and biomarkers of inflammation (CRP) in patients with RA predisposing gene variants HLA-DRB1*04 or HLA-DRB1*03. This study analyzed the results of hematological and biochemical parameters of 33 patients diagnosed with RA, carriers ofgene variants of HLA-DRB1*04 or HLA-DRB1*03, and 33 subjects of control group non-carriers for HLA-DRB1*04 or HLA-DRB1*03. All hematological parameters (DBC) were analyzed on a Beckman Coulter DxH 800 hematology counter. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate was expressed in mm/h. The CRP biochemical test was performed on a Cobas c311 automatic analyzer. In group of RA patients carriers of HLA-DRB1*04 or HLA-DRB1*03 gene variants, the values of HGB and HCTwere significantlylower(p < 0.05) while the values of RDW, RDW-SD, MO, BA, MO#, BA#, ESR and CRP were statistically increased (p < 0.05) from the control group without these variants.

Published
2020-06-23
How to Cite
KLIMENTA, Biljana et al. Haematological parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and gene variants HLA-DRB1 * 04 and HLA-DRB1 * 03. Genetics & Applications, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 30-37, june 2020. ISSN 2566-431X. Available at: <http://www.genapp.ba/index.php/genapp/article/view/113>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.31383/ga.vol4iss1pp30-37.
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Short communications